Newton is planning to address colonies of feral cats by introducing a trap, neuter, and release program at the next town council meeting. The only problem is, there's not enough money to cover cost of neutering the hundreds of cats in town. Their plan is to fund the program by money collected from license fees but last year they made under $2,000.
According to the New Jersey Herald, Councilman Jason Schlaffer "suggested the penalty section be added as an enticement for people to license their cats. His suggestion was a fine of 10 times the license fee, currently at $12."
Read the NJHerald.com story here.